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to a felony, he will forced to resign his congressional seat. he just won re-election with 64% of the vote. >>> eight minutes after the hour on this thursday morning, still ahead the group calling on lawmakers to avoid deep cuts that could impact millions of american families. >>> what you can do today to ensure a great view of the presidential inauguration. >> we have lingering sprinkles, maybe some flurries in the are >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. we are feeling some wind and some lingering flurries and sprinkles from that powerful coastal storm that just missed us yesterday. but it's been pounding new england and long island over the last several hours with more snow, more wind and more rain. they've had near hurricane force winds there. locally, just a few scattered sprinkles. perhaps, just to our north, northeast, southeast, mixing wet snow in the lower part of the eastern shore. all above freezing this morning. we have a bit of a blustery wind around five to 15 miles an hour. even though it's in the upper 30s to near 40, it feels chillier with that with that wind. hour by hour t
. it will be on the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> the presidential election is over but it still feels just a little bit like the 2000 election. take a look at the latest electoral college map. notice something missing? florida is still undecided. election workers are counting the ballots still. they blame the problem on a lengthy ballot which contained 11 state constitutional amendment questions. they also received thousands of absentee ballots which take longer to count. some voters who had to wait in line for hours to cast their ballots say there weren't even enough machines or poll workers. >> this wasn't only a presidential election. a lot of other stuff that still needs to be voted on, so people stand in line, they stay there. >>> tom is tracking a storm that hit the northeast overnight. we'll tell you who got the worst of it. >>> on first glance, it looks like a picture of earth. but what makes a new planet so super? >>> and next, the parents getting a little too much enjoyment out of >>> thanks a lot, mom and dad. a little girl was posing for a picture at the zoo when a lion decided to get a
to a hud on tuesday, election day. first, the intelligence community learned of it. the president did not know until thursday. the president said he wanted to think it over, but accepted the resignation friday. some feel he should have let petraeus keep his job. >> it's basically a matter for him and his family. it's not conduct that you encourage. it's not the best conduct. but again, we're talking about a man of great talent. >> many who know petraeus say he was just coming into his own at the cia after a rocky transition from his military career. >> suddenly he was in a very different kind of operation, where cia officers pride themselves on being difficult and pushing back, and in the early months, that was differently for petraeus. >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news also spoke with a former spokesman for general petraeus. steve boylan says his boss is truly remorseful about the affair that led to his resignation. he said that petraeus "knows he screwed up" and will try to work things out with his family. there will be more later this morning on "meet
election victory. he's already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans talking about this. this time, will it work? can they really reach some sort of deal here? we've been talking about this fiscal cliff for months. what is it? a lot of things happening at once. there's extended unemployment benefits expiring, the ones democrats had pushed for. 2% payroll tax cut expiring. that was money in your pocket this year. the bush tax cuts expiring january 1st. medicare payment cuts are looming. and this is a big one. automatic spending cuts, 500 billion of which will hit the pentagon. congress has got to deal with these things. are they willing to compromise? >> we won't solve the problems of our fiscal imbalanceover night and certainly won't do it in a lame-duck session of congress and it won't be solved by taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a down payment on and a catalyst for major solutions enacted in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> those automatic spenting cuts that i talked about that will hit the pentag
being re-elected to discuss the fiscal cliff. he won't likely offer a specific plan but will likely urge congressional leaders to work together to find a solution to the crisis. congress and the president have to reach a budget deal by the end of this year to avoid a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. that could trigger a spike in unemployment and send us back into a deep recession. >>> we may finally learn today whether president obama or mitt romney won in florida. election voters there are still counting ballots. it appears the president will win the sunshine state. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. the win would give president obama 323 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> another george bush is preparing to run for office in texas. george p. bush completed paperwork to run for office in the lone star state. he is the nephew of former president george w. bush and the son of former florida governor jeb bush. it's not clear what office he'll seek. >>> closer to home, terry mcauliffe says he wants another
-mails came to a head on tuesday, the election day. the first the intelligence community learned of it. the president did not learn until thursday and met with petraeus who offered to resign that day. the president said he wanted to think it over, but accepted the resignation friday. some feel he should have left petraeus keep his job. >> there's no criminal conduct involved. it's base clay matter for him and his family. it's not the conduct we encourage. it's not the best conduct. but we're talking about a man of great talent. >> many who know petraeus say he was just coming into his own at the cia after a rocky transition after his military career. >> it's a very different kind of operation where cia officers pride themselves on being difficult, on pushing back, and in the early months, that was difficult for petraeus. >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> there will be more on this story later this morning on "meet the press." andrea mitchell will be on to discuss the latest developments. you catch "meet the press" right here on nbc 4. >>> new this morning, flis how
's election may be over, but one candidate is looking ahead to virginia's gubernatorial race. terry mcauliffe is running again. he lost the party's nomination to senator craig deeds. mcauliffe is the first democrat to enter the race. lieutenant governor bob bolling and attorney general cuccinelli are seeking the republican nomination. >>> president obama got emotional when he reflect ond ton the road that got him here. >> what you guys have done, you've gotten people to the polls. and i'm really proud of that, and i'm really proud of all of you. and -- [ applause ] >> the president got choked up when he thanked members of his campaign staff. he says he feels he's come full circle when he started out at a community organizer in chicago. and he told staffers and volunteers he's confident they'll do amazing things in their lives. >>> today the electoral college map may be finally completed. florida expected to announce whether president obama or mitt romney won the sunshine state. things are looking good for the president. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballo
and as the leader of an organization such as ours. petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election, but president obama accepted it, saying about petraeus and his wife holly i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> a little too soon to tell today because how soon this was but for lack of a better term petraeus is a legend. he is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terrorist attack in september on the american embassy in benghazi, libya that left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. this is probably the most politically uncomfortable, leaving aside the stuff with the affair, just on the benghazi question the most politically uncomfortable moment the guy has had since he reached the national stage. it had to be a really hard time for him. >> reporter: the resignation of the highly decorated former combat commander caught even washington, d.c. off guard. chris clackum, nbc news. >> petraeus has been married t
was the difference in the presidential election. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it's thursday, november 15th. and you're waking up to another chilly morning. get used to it. seems like these cold temperatures starting to settle in for good. >> 6:00 a.m. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom, what is going on? >> hot pwefrbeveragehot beverag. get fort tied. >> yeah. i need more hot beverages at this point. >> it is feeling like a winter morning than late autumn. disturbance producing rain down to the carolinas well to our south. under the clouds we're not as cold. at least they held a little bit of the one from yesterday. 42, reagan national. eastern shore, northern neck. generally in the upper 30s, low 40s. farther west in montgomery county, arlington, fairfax and prince george's in the mid and upper 30s. much colder shenandoah. 7:00 a.m. mid-30s around the metro area. a little sun. hour by hour throughout the day. light wind. highs reaching near 50 midafternoon. i'll be back with a hometown forecast in 10 minutes. >>> good mor
as the president holds his first news conference since the election. president obama will also meet with business leaders to avoid the economic disaster. he sat down yesterday with labor leaders to get their input. the president will meet with congressional leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff on friday. and we'll carry the president's news conference this afternoon live at 1:30. >>> congress looks for answers into the deadly meningitis outbreak. lead erds from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at today's hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee. this comes as a congressional report shows federal health investigators actually wanted to shut down the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak in 2002. the fda reports the pharmacy had multiple violations but stayed open on the promise that it would work harder on improving conditions. nearly 440 people became sick and 32 people in 19 states have died from the tainted injections, including in maryland and virginia. >>> also today on the hill house minority leader nancy pelosi holding a pr
months before israel's elections. the country's leaders say the race won't keep them from attempting to stop the rocket attacks. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> this morning we're learning more about the investigation that revealed that now former cia director david petraeus was having an affair. petraeus' mistress, author paula broadwell, was sending liaison at an air force unpaid base in tampa. that woman is reported as jill kelley. she reportedly went to the fbi when she received the threatening message, and that is whatriggered the bureau's investigation. >> mrs. broadwell sent these threatening e-mails to her, and she was frightened, and she went to the fbi. oh, i can't believe it, but that's what it is. >> one of petraeus' former associates says petraeus and his wife were longtime friends of kelley and her husband. he says petraeus and kelley did not have an affair. >> petraeus won't testify before congress this week about the attack on the u.s. consulate benghazi libya. acting cia director will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, who's the chair of the committ
continued grid lock on capitol hill in the face of the fiscal cliff. >>> mitt romney is blaming his election day loss on, quote, gifts that president obama promised to give minority voters. he made those in a conference call to top donors. he said a dream act for undocumented immigrants and contraceptive coverage helped drive blacks, hispanics and women to the polls. he believes his team ran a superb campaign and focused on big issues that affected the whole country. >>> president obama is to visit new york's statten to evaluate recovery efforts there. it is his first visit to the impact zone in two weeks. meantime, two of new york's biggest utility companies are cooperating with an investigation into preparation and response to sandy. con ed and long island power both received subpoenas yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. >>> i plan for so-called mart meters in every cab before january will n happen and a contractor is to blame. that employee is now fired. the contracting officer had too
there was record voter turnout, and now they want a full report from the state board of elections. >> why did it go so poorly this year? why were these long lines experienced? again, we're going to be a battleground state, so we don't want this to happen. let's fix it. >> if they think they're going to face a two-hour wait, they don't show up or give up. that's bad for democracy. >> things like a shortage of poll place volunteers, outdated equipment, and prep time cut short by hurricane sandy may have all been part of the problem. >>> there is growing frustration for hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey, this after a snowstorm slammed the northeast, setting back sandy relief efforts just a week and a half after the storm. the record-breaking snowstorm is adding to the power problems. between the two states, 200,000 new power outages were reported. new york's governor andrew cuomo calling for an investigation, accusing utility companies of being unprepared and badly operated. new jersey governor chris christie says all 400,000 outages in his state should be fixed by saturday. i
, his first since winning re-election last week. he'll talk about the fiscal cliff and likely be pushed to comment on the petraeus scandal. that news conference scheduled to start at 1:30ed too. nancy pelosi expected to have a press conference today as well. she will announce whether she'll try to hold on to her position as leader of the democratic minority. maryland's chris van holland is on the short list if pelosi did not decide to run again, but he is on record saying he bleebeli she will run again for that position. >>> this morning an international effort to keep your cell phone out of the hands of thieves. both mexican and european cell providers will not activate a stolen phone. that's at the request of the federal communications commission. the theft of cell phones has jumped 64% since 2007. >>> crews are repaving pennsylvania avenue to get ready for the inauguration on january 21st. while that project is under way, cyclists and drivers will have to share a stretch of pennsylvania between 3rd and 14th streets northwest. ddot says most of the paving will happen overnight. it s
spark more hostility just a month before israel's elections. the country's leaders say the race won't keep them from trying to stop the rocket attacks. >>> this marks exactly two weeks since hurricane sandy crashed ashore in the northeast. crews still working to restore power to 12000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey. at least 4,000 displaced residents are still staying in shelters. fema has offered $450 million. governor cuomo plans to ask the federal government for $30 billion in disaster aid. the red cross says it's received $117 million in donations. they also say their response was been near flawless. some residents in hard hit areas disagree. they say the help has been minimal, sporadic, and very hard to find. >> we haven't seen red cross at all. red cross hasn't offered any assistance up until yesterday. they take people's hard working money to assist people, and when push comes to shove, they don't assist. >> i think that we are near flawless so far in this operation. i'm just so proud of everything that we are doing on the ground. >> the red cross says sandy
on for several months, and now it appears they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> jill kelley and her husband released a statement last night asking for privacy right now. congress may still eventually call petraeus to answer questions about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, even though he's no longer head of the cia. petraeus was supposed to testify this week in front of the senate intelligence committee. acting cia director mike morrell will take his place. senator dianne feinstein, the committee's chairwoman, insists the resignation has nothing to do with the attack, which killed four americans. >>> president obama will meet with the labor and business communities before sitting down with congressional leaders from both parties on friday. the president says he wants to build a consensus for his approach to avoiding the potential economic catastrophe. senior democratic and republican officials say they're confident they can reach a deal on a spending plan before the end of the year. that'
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